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Divine Intervention People and the Land

Film/Video

Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention
People and the Land

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, May 29, 2003 7 PM
Fri, May 30, 2003 7 PM
Sat, May 31, 2003 7 PM

"One of the top ten films of the year!"--Time on Divine Intervention

The checkpoint separating Palestinian Ramallah and Israeli Jerusalem is the unlikely setting for Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention, a light-handed political satire and love story evoking such masters of comic minimalism as Buster Keaton and Jim Jarmusch.

Consisting of a series of humorous, elegant, and politically biting sketches, the film follows the main character, identified simply as "ES" (and played by the Palestinian-born director), as he tends to his dying father and journalist girlfriend, who lives across the checkpoint on the West Bank. (2002; 92 mins.)

The award-winning documentary People and the Land, codirected by Riad Bahhur and Columbus filmmaker Tom Hayes, offers a provocative look at the Palestinian/Israeli conflict from a human rights point of view. (1996; 58 mins.)